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frightened by weight gain

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      1 comments

Today I weighed more than I have in 5 years. My weight has held steady and now it isn't. My husband's mother had been in the hospital for two weeks and ended up in a nursing home last Monday. During this time, I have relived my mother's death... Read more

Memories of years ago

Monday, November 03, 2014      3 comments

On Halloween night back in 1974, I was at a friend's house eating from a large bowl of her children's candy and downing homemade rice krispie treats. The following day, I went to court and cried when I arrived back at my lonely rented house. A... Read more

maintaining in different circumstances

Thursday, October 16, 2014      2 comments

Three weeks ago I had gum surgery. For the first week, I allowed myself to eat ice cream every day. Normally, this is a special once-a-week treat during the summer. As I ate it every day, I felt afraid that I had broken the good habits that I... Read more

Looking back 5 years

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      3 comments

By using the tools on this site, I discovered that I now weigh within a couple of pounds of my weight in 2009. Back in 1997 when I weighed 283, I would never have believed that I could maintain nearly an 80-pound loss for five years. So, 204 i... Read more

Recovery

Saturday, September 13, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday I weighed what I had before my anniversary and birthday celebrations. It feels good to find out I can regain control after eating sweets and having wine. More importantly, my cousin and two friends reminded me that being home is good... Read more

Overcelebrating

Monday, September 08, 2014      3 comments

My anniversary and bday are only 4 days apart. I have been on a non-stop overeating, wine-drinking celebration for the last 10 days which obviously means I pre and post-celebrated the events. My weight is nearly 3 pounds more than it's been. ... Read more

Judging women by their looks

Friday, August 15, 2014      5 comments

My daughter, my 9-year-old granddaughter and I had an interesting discussion yesterday about whether women should be valued for their looks that began with a contrast between Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton. My daughter who is a lawyer believ... Read more

Not smoking, part 2

Friday, August 01, 2014      4 comments

Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I quit smoking. I only weighed a half pound more when I weighed myself than I used to. The cravings stopped after a week. Whenever I had one, I would repeat out loud the reasons I wanted to quit: 1. heal easier ... Read more

not smoking

Saturday, July 26, 2014      4 comments

When my cousin decided to quit smoking last Friday, I decided I would also try. I tapered off from 4 on Wednesday to two on Thurs. and Friday, to one on Saturday. I have smoked on and off for the last 15 years, but seldom more than 7 a day and... Read more

Watching the grands

Sunday, July 06, 2014      0 comments

Since last Tuesday, we have helped my daughter by babysitting her three girls, ages 9, 5, and 2. I am totally and utterly worn out. Tonight we took them home for their first night all together. The youngest and the oldest already spent one nig... Read more

New grandchild

Tuesday, July 01, 2014      4 comments

My oldest daughter had her fourth child, first boy, after a 20-hour labor. I didn't know that ever happened. Quite an ordeal for her and a lot of anxiety for us. All is well. The little guy has lots of hair, weighed 7 pounds (just like his m... Read more

Waiting on a baby

Monday, June 23, 2014      2 comments

My oldest daughter is due to have our first grandson on Wednesday. Yesterday, we babysat her three girls while she worked. My own mom worked from the time I was 5 weeks old which made me determined to be a stay at home mom until all of my s... Read more

Ironic weight loss

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      1 comments

We got home yesterday after spending 5 days in Michigan vacationing with our kids. I drank wine, ate pizza, a brownie, zucchini bread, potato salad, etc., but came home weighing 2 and a half pounds less. Before I learn the wrong lesson, the tr... Read more

Realistic goals

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      2 comments

In the last two days, two different people have commented on my weight loss. One hadn't seen me in over 12 years. The other is a woman I see weekly. At present, I would like to lose 30 pounds to get back to what I weighed when I got marrie... Read more

Learning my limits

Friday, May 09, 2014      3 comments

1920--calories 2 smokes I mowed the lawn, did the elliptical for 35 minutes, and collapsed on the couch. Apparently, I need to build up to that amount of work. THe good news: 6 tomato plants, 4 coleus, and zinnia and baby's breath ar... Read more


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